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Sep 11, 2012 9:00am EDT
terrorist attacks that plunged the united states into the longest war in our history h this is a live look at the memorial at ground zero in new york where ceremonies will be held throughout the morning. here in our area, the biggest events are happening at the pentagon. >> several top brass are due to speak including president obama. we get latest now from our own melanie alnwick live at the pentagon this morning. >> reporter: good morning, tony. president obama and the first lady are scheduled to arrive here around 9:20 this morning to honor the friends, family and colleagues of so many people here in the d.c. area killed that day. this morning, a large flag was hung outside the pentagon, the section that was hit that morning, just as it was september 12, 2001, the day after the attack of 2001 when the flag was hung. not too long ago there was a moment of silence on t lawn at the white house to market first planes hitting the world trade center at 8:46 and 9:02. it was then we realized that america was under attack! here at the pentagon the memorial service begins at 9:0. presi
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Sep 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
rolodex -- i mean when you think about the colossal attack that took place in the united states 11 years ago it would seem that everything would have to just fall into place just so. so i guess the million dollar question is, in your opinion and you've looked at this, are we safer today than we were post-9/11? >> i knew you were going to ask that question. but it's okay. and some senses yes and in some senses no. and that's not a waffle. that's just a reality because -- >> sure. >> because it's kind of measuring apples and oranges but the simple fact of the matter is, yes, we are when it comes to certain things, certain threats that have been dealt with. certain threats that have been studied. and systems are in place. so yes. absolutely. without a doubt. al-qaeda would find it very, very, very hard to launch an attack like they did in 9/11. but there are other types of attacks that may not be as deadly but may be more -- there may be more of them. and officials have been talking about this for years. that we should expect these small little pot shot-type situations over the years. so th
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Sep 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america -- >> that is former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords who took to the stage to lead the convention for the pledge of allegiance. it's been about a year and a half since a gunman shot her in the head during a campaign rally in tucson. >>> while mitt romney hits the trail in new hampshire, his wife an will be here in the commonwealth, hosting a rally called women for mitt at the twin oaks riding academy. >>> the southern california region woke up to shaking overnight after a small earthquake hit the beverly hills area around midnight. no injuries or damage reported. >>> not quite as small, a shallow magnitude 5.6 earthquake that hit southwestern china. authorities there say the tremor killed as many as 50 people and damaged 20,000 homes. >>> hurricane leslie is bearing down on the bahamas today. meanwhile, in the gulf of mexico, remnants of hurricane isaac could form into another storm. moist air left over from storms rarely turns into another tropical storm, but it does sometimes happen. >>> it could be a long way for a
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Sep 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
east, the horn of africa over the last couple of weeks, protests against the united states. what is behind what seems to be this new wave of anti-americanism, in your opinion? >> well, i think, you know, if i can say one thi about america and the way it's viewed in this part of the world. i've just come back from my 88th visit to the middle east since leaving office. if i were you in america, i would not worry about being loved. that's not your role in the world, right? your role is to be strong and you are strong. what you have to understand in these circumstances there's two groups struggling for what's going on in the world. you have anti-american protesters burning the flag, saying terrible things and killing american people and you also have in libya, for example, after the tragic death of your ambassador there, thousands of people coming out protesting against the killers and demanding action taken against them so, you know, in the end, you've got to see this as a long struggle in which we've got to be on the side of the decent people, and there are decent people out there. >>
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Sep 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
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Sep 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
butterflies. that can be from another state in the united states or from other countries. so when you see a butterfly that's from costa rica, it is actually from costa rica and it's come here on a plane as a chrysalis. >> reporter: the average life- span of a butterfly is two weeks? >> yes. >> reporter: one of the things you do is release the butterflies? >> these imported species are kept in a separate room to protect -- to make sure that no parasites or diseases or anything comes -- if it comes with them, it's going to stay in that room and we candice infect. any butterfly that emerges from its chrysalis gets put into a transport cage and brought into the exhibit and hopefully they will warm up here. they were just flying around just a minute ago. >> reporter: it's chilly for them, too. they like warmer weather. >> it is. but we'll get them going. >> so gentle. look at that. >> usually they just want to get out and get going. >> there they go. there goes a nice brown tiger. >> reporter: on any given day how many different species will you have here? >> any from 30 to 80. it depends on t
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Sep 17, 2012 7:00am EDT
the united states? >> it's all the above. it's much long-simmering resentment of the united states. it has some legitimate reasons, but it's essentially a pretext, and it is not really about religion. it's about politics and world power. it's about what's taking place in these countries that are going through a tremendous complex, painful transition. take egypt, for instance, extremists and islamists with different interpretations of islam competing with the mainstream islamist group in egypt which is the muslim brotherhood. >> right. >> they whipped up frenzy against the movie initially, and then the president, who is very cynical, was looking to protect his flanks so he called for more monstrations instead of containing the demonstrations or condemning them so what you have is a competition in egypt as to who is going to shape the future of egypt, and using this movie as a pretext. >> which raised the question. is this about the united states really a all, or is this about uncertainty in these people's own futures and their religious leaders and their political leaders simply finding
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Sep 13, 2012 9:00am EDT
united states? now, he got himself in a little bit of a tempest because he seemed to have jumped the gun reacting to a comment from the american embassy in egypt that took place before the attacks on the embassies. this is what mitt romney said. he said, it's disgraceful that the obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks. even republican leaders have been distancing themselves from that but mitt romney has now doubled down on this statement. in effect, saying that this is i apologizing for people who don't like us. and i'll read one comment from nbc's first read on this. you would expect the sarah palins of the world to pounce on this and she did but a presidential nominee after the facts have come out last night meaning two nights ago romney's statement only feeds the narrative that his campaign is desperate. so it turns out that even the biggest issues and the saddest loss of life become political talking points here in the united states. so i want to see what the class thinks about som
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Sep 7, 2012 9:00am EDT
. >> i pledge of allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indy advisable, liberty and justice for all. >> she was critically wounded last year during a shooting spree in tucson. she resigned from congress to focus on her recovery. >>> the wife of republican presidential nominee mitt romney is rallying women in northern virginia later today. ann romney is coming to leesburg, holding an event called women for mitt. it kicks off around 11:45 this morning. it's expected to cause traffic problems in the area. >>> checking the other top stories now, the district is reporting its first death from west nile virus and health officials say a second person has been hospitalized. these are the first two cases reported in the district this year. maryland has seen 21 cases including one death. in virginia, there have been five cases, but no one has died. earlier this morning tony spoke with dr. ivan walks, the former director of the d.c. department of health. he explained what you need to look out for. >> three to 14 days
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Sep 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
word on a suspect or a motive. >>> mosquitos are killing more people now in the united states. new numbers from the cdc show the number of cases of west nile virus shot up 25% in the past week to nearly 2,000. 87 people have died from the infection this year. texas has been the hardest hit but no new cases were reported in the district, maryland or virginia. >>> hurricane isaac is long gone, but strong waved stirred up tar balls that were left over from the massive bp oil spill in 2010 forcing beaches in louisiana to close this morning. the tar balls are showing up in parts of the gulf coast that previously appeared to be clean. >>> we have some sad news to report this morning from the world of sports. former baltimore ravens owner art modell has died. his son david says he passed away at 4 a.m. at johns hopkins hospital this morning. modell had been hospitalized for organ failure. he bought the cleveland browns in 1961 and moved the teambaltimore in 1996 -- team to baltimore in 1996. this is the front page of the ravens' website this morning with a tribute to modell. his son was a
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Sep 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
the united states or elsewhere. >> i'm not resisting. >> the video appears to show dorm being hit in the head when the flash of the gun goes off. he spent nearly four months in jail as a result of the incident. taylor was indicted last month for allegedly lying about what happened. >>> first lady michelle obama wowed the crowd as one of the primetime speakers of day one at the democratic national convention. tonight, former president bill clinton will waive his magic wand. nicole collins is live in charlotte with all of the details. nicole, tell us about that? >> reporter: left night, first lady michelle obama was well- received here and added a personal touch that the obama campaign wanted her to. she defended some of her husband's policies like his health care law and he didn't put it off for another president to deal with and he took it and ran with it and got it done and had some personal fors to tell about the time when they dated, when the president came up from nothing essentially and built himself up. tried to pitch him as that type of man and she was well- received here and
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Sep 24, 2012 9:00am EDT
i don't see anything funny about me being vice president of the united states. >> reporter: and funny man jimmy kimmel won mixed reviews for his hosting duties. including a controversial mock of the usual in memorium section with josh groban singing a living tribute to the host. ♪ that's what makes you beautiful ♪ >> i will be missed. >> the jury is still out on whether kimmel will be missed, whether he'll be asked back to do it another year. one thing is certain though, al, when we're here next year "homeland" is going to be the show to beat. >> kristen dahlgren, thanks so much. >>> still ahead, the hidden germs in the classroom, but first these messages. ♪ germs, germs, germs, germs, germs, germs ♪ at kfc we have on: [ beep ] 15 seconds and counting. serve the world's best-tasting chicken. t-minus 10... that's why our whole chicken is delivered fresh. 9...8... and prepared fresh by real cooks 7... t-5. all systems go. 4... with kfc's world famous secret recipes. preparation complete... 3... 2...1... taste for yourself why fresh is better. mission accomplished. try our
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Sep 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
mark owen reportedly fears for his safety. he already faces possible legal action by the united states government. after his identity went public he could face al qaeda retaliation. >>> 8:29. tucker barnes rejoins us here at the desk with more on today's forecast. >> yeah. more of the same unfortunately. warm hood conditions expected this afternoon. there could be showers and thunderstorms with warm, humid conditions expected this afternoon. tomorrow more of the same. so it's the remnants of isaac. there is nothing kicking it through the area so it will hang out for a few more days. but it's going to get better. on the seven-day it feels like september here towards the end so something to look forward to. let's start with a look at temperatures at reagan national. not cooling off a lot overnight. that's the other story. the overnight temperatures only in the mid-70s with all the cloud cover and the humidity. 77 right now in washington. already bouncing up to 80 annapolis, 81 quantico. dew point are low to the mid- 70s in the uncomfortable range and just like yesterday, you will notice the humidit
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Sep 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
egypt forcing the united states into making a statement essentially of apology. on 9/11 of all days, for something which we are not responsible for. i would say to the mob, go to hell. >> reporter: the administration later disavowed its own embassy's response saying the statement by embassy cairo was not cleared by washington and does not reflect the views of the united states government. the ultimate fear for the administration, that libya and egypt may be just the beginning. will this be contained in those two countries or there will be uprisings in other countries, as well? that's something we obviously don't know. but u.s. embassies around the globe have been told to on high alert. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> in a statement this morning, secretary of state hillary clinton identified one of the other americans killed. he is shaun smith a foreign service information management officer. he was a husband and a father of two. >>> the secretary of state added that diplomats and development experts stand on the front lines every day for our country. she said we are honored by t
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Sep 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
such behavior. >> thank you very much. there was a rally in support of the united states in front of the white house yesterday. muslims from libya came out to say only extremists hate the united states. they held candles and talked about the impact of this week's deadly violence. inspired by a similar demonstration supporting ambassador stevens last night. the incidents overseas raise the issue of the cultural and social divine between muslims, christians and people of the jewish faith. we're going to explore that more in our next hour with a board member of the muslim society. >> over the past day we've learned more about this antimuslim movie which has sparked this outrage. it has called innocence of muslims. it had been written and directed by an israeli american. but both in the u.s. and israel have turned up nothing. antimuslim act at this visit who says he served as a consultant says he spoke with him yesterday and he was concerned about what happened to ambassador stevens. some actors in the film say they were misled about the movie and claim some dialogue was dubbed during po
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Sep 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
was the president of the united states. >> as i understand it, a call for d.c. statehood is not part of the democratic platform this time around. have you -- what are your feelings about that? have you been able to express any concerns to the dnc chairwoman? >> actually, for the first time, all of the elements of d.c. statehood for the first time ever are in the platform. the platform says that the district of columbia is entitled to full and equal congressional rights [ indiscernible ] the economy and to a local government with no interference from the house or senate. that is the sum total of statehood, the words statehood for technical reasons -- i hope it's only for technical reasons -- are not in the platform but we have never had statehood spelled out in this way in the platform before. so that is not a real grievance this time of the we would like to get actual word "statehood" in, but in many ways it's more important to spell out what it means. >> so i may be being a bit too picky then because of the word statehood is not there. >> you're not. there are, of course, some peopl
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Sep 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
produced in the united states that insult the prophet mohammed. let's get more from doug luzader live on capitol hill. >> good morning. as you mentioned, the u.s. ambassador apparently killed there we are still waiting for confirmation from either the state department or the white house. they are only saying that one u.s. staffer was killed. but if this is, in fact, triewrks it represents a dramatic escalation in the situation there. chris stevens, 52 years old, a u.s. aim bass done to libya. he had been a key player in the region for some time. he worked to help the libyans overthrow qaddafi. he was in no way connected by this video produced by an american here in the united states. he was nevertheless caught up in in violence. we have seen that violence break up in libya and in egypt. there is concern that violence might spread. >> in this particular attack in libya do you know, i heard reports of gunfire, rocket attack. do we know exactly what happened? >> you know, as far as the specifics, we don't. that's why we are waiting for confirmation that this even took place. so far, reuters
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Sep 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
. and someone we believe will be a great president of the united states. you know, we'll live with the process stories. the people in ohio and in these swing states, they're not reading this stuff. they're worried about are we going to be able to get a job? and we're telling them that mitt romney has a plan to create 12 million new ones if you elect him. >> senior adviser to the campaign, ed, thanks for your time. >> thanks for having me. >>> a magazine in france is defending its decision to publish cartoons mocking the prophet muhammad in the wake of the riots over an anti-muslim film. french officials are preparing for a potentially violent backlash. michelle, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. yeah. this morning, there are protests outside the french embassy in tehran. paris very visibly increased the police presence. we know the publishers chose the timing of this for a reason. after the protests and murders last week over the anti-islamic film, after the legal backlash of the photos of the duchess of cambridge. they said this is about free speech and standin
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Sep 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
90,000 tweets. that has more tweets than when the president of the united states came out in support of gay marriage which is one of the biggest hot topics of the past decade. it has more tweets than when beyonce, like the legendary beyonce, made her first tweet and even more tweets than when nasa tweeted out that we landed on the planet mars. >> wow. >> it's totally insane and going to be when we look back at the end of the year at one of the stories, that we're going to be like, wow, this was the story. >> a million tweets about it that night on "monday night football." >> it's insane. >> our last category is the it list, a couple of viral items. first up, this father. showing the pictures a little bit this morning. >> love this dad. this dad is so awesome. so, you know, we've been talking about more serious stuff and serious problems. the internet, it's all about the emotional connection you have with something, and these photos. how can you not like look at the photos and say this is so cute. like the pancakes this. dad is totally awesome. the cool thing about this is this is act
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Sep 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
from isaac stands at 7 in the united states with two dozen more killed in the caribbean. >>> the president will be in saint john the baptist parish to see recovery efforts firsthand. homeland security was in louisiana and mississippi yesterday. and republican presidential nominee mitt romney visited areas of louisiana last friday. >>> to down south comes in the middle of a campaign blitz. democratic delegates are gathering in the tar heel state. nicole continues our coverage live in charlotte inside the time warner cable arena. good morning. i see you are inside now ready to go. >> reporter: yes. we're inside here. it's pretty quiet out there. we're expecting about 6,000 delegates to start taking these seats tomorrow. i can show you the floor here. it's pretty quiet. but you can see the areas where each of these states will have the delegates sit. the media is getting ready and setting up. we're reporting on this before the convention starts tomorrow. security here very tight. we're at time warner cable arena. but thursday, president obama will accept the nomination in a differen
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Sep 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
technical issues with that. it's all about libya and what the united states' response will be. his guest is mike rogers, chairman of the intelligence economy. miss you, chris. >>> coming up later, changing the way you look at sauerkraut. sarah simmons -- >> i love sauerkraut. >> do you really? >> yeah. >> i'm not a fan. maybe this will change my mind. your turn. >> not really, but i will read it. dramatic break-in at an apple store. but the would be robber didn't think his exit strategy all the way through. thanks for sharing, tony. >> my pleasure. anncr: a good job. it's the key to a g good life. but it isn't always easy to find one... a vote for question seven is a vote for maryland jobs. two thousand construction jobs to build a new resort casino. four thousand permanent jobs, paying... on average fifty five thousand a year. six thousand jobs from increased tourism... and table games like blackjack and poker. add it up: it's twelve thousand new maryland jobs. but to build it you have to vote for it. vote for question seven. and get maryland back to work. ♪ i fought the law ♪
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Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
united states each year. the survival rate is just 10%. matt, obviously, you look at that video, she's smiling. the short time she spent on this earth she knew she was loved, even by justin bieber. a short life. >> we pass along our condolences to her family. thank you. we're back in a moment on "today." this is nbc. >>> just ahead a story, an incredible story of a man, the injuries that crushed his dreams and second chances. he's going to share it in a live interview. >> an inspiring story. matt has been calling me for weeks saying you have to see this video. you'll see it soon. >>> and we'll be live in south korea as psy makes his triumphant return, the conqu conquering hero of gangnam style. he brought it to the world. first a check of your local news and weather. and spirit of malib is an awesome place to be. introducing the all-new 2013 chevrolet malibu eco. ♪ sophisticated new styling, the fuel-saving intelligence of eassist, 37 mpg highway, and up to 580 highway miles on a single tank of gas. ♪ the all-new 2013 chevrolet malibu eco. ♪ it has everything to put you in
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Sep 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
do it. we need to do it by the end of my first term as president of the united states of america. and i will make it a top priority in my first year as president. >> so, david, when the president says he didn't promise immigration reform as a priority, is he rewriting history a little bit there in. >> i don't think he didn't say he didn't promise it as a priority. it was a priority, savannah. i was in a room in 2009 at the white house where he called together all of those members of congress who had supported immigration reform in the past, republicans and democrats, and he said let's lock arms and get this done. >> but he didn't put forward a bill. >> every single republican walked away because it became the policy of the republican party to walk away from immigration reform, so, you know, hopefully with the votes in november, people will say, okay, let's come back to the table and get this done, but the president did pass out of the house and out of the senate a d.r.e.a.m. act that was blocked by a minority of republicans in the senate on procedural grounds. he did move on the
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Sep 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
judge says he poses a flight risk. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton hosts world leaders today at the united nations to push for unity among syrian rebel groups. this after thursday's warning to the international body from israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. netanyahu drew a red line on a cartoon -- on a cartoon-like bomb calling for world leaders to draw that red line before next spring or summer, shutting down iran's nuclear weapons program. and just a day earlier iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad blasted israel from the same podium calling it a country of, quote, uncivilized zionists. >>> soil samples are being taken today as part of a new search for teamsters union boss jimmy hoffa who disappeared in 1975. investigators will dig beneath a driveway in suburban detroit. that's where a tipster claims he saw a body that might have been hoffa's being buried 37 years ago. >>> a bizarre and shocking end for a rising actor in los angeles. police say former "sons of anarchy" actor johnny lewis beat his 81-year-old landlady to death, attacked and bit two other men nearby and
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Sep 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
his speech at the united nations general assembly today, president obama shared a private dinner with heads of state monday. republicans have seized on the fact that the president hasn't scheduled a single one-on-one meeting with any world leader here, but on monday white house spokesman jay carney pushed back. >> he is intensively engaged, as he has been since he took the oath of office in, matters of foreign affairs and national security. >> reporter: while most polls show romney trailing in the all-important swing state, including ohio where he's behind by five points and kicking off a bus tour today, romney told nbc news he remains confident. >> look, we're going to win. there's no question in my mind. we're going to win. the polls go up. polls go down. there have been some weeks i'm ahead, some weeks i'm behind. >> reporter: as for the president he's not ceding any ground. during a daytime tv conversation on the couch alongside the first lady, mr. obama hinted at a return to teaching after politi politics. >> first things first here. we do have an election ahead. the idea of
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
and pits the united states against europe. the europeans won two years ago. this year's event takes place at medinah country club. you can catch it right here on nbc 4 tomorrow morning starting at 9:00. >>> 6:21 is our time on this friday morning. want to get a look at the forecast. >> the last of the rain moving out of here. in fact, out of anne arundel county. as that rain ends and our sky starts to clear with a very light wind and still a high moisture in the air, we're starting to see fog form. we're at 67 degrees right now. reagan national airport. take a look at the bus stop forecast. this will be around 7:00 a.m. sun's up at 7:02. still some fog, patchy fog. a lot of locations, but it's really dense to our south and evident wi west, the areas that pick up heavy rain. that fog should start lifting around 8:00 or 9:00 in the morning. the last of the rain making its way on out of here. as far as temperatures and bili it. lowest around culpeper and charlottesville south and west. fog advisory to our south and west. high today, 81. weekend looking nice with highs in the low 70s. >
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Sep 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
spice bush swallow tail caterpillar. >> it is native to the eastern united states. it is actually related to a butterfly that many of you have probably seen, the tiger swallow tail butterfly which is the state insect of virginia. >> oh! >> okay. >> the thing about this particular caterpillar is they are hard to find. these are masters of mimicry. you can see this caterpillar at first. i heard someone mention that it kind of looks like a snake with these eye spots on its thorax. that is not actually its head. the head is at the very tip of that critter. this is are just to fool predators like birds into thinking that it is something it is not, into thinking it is a snake. >> how big is it. how big do they get? >> as long as your thumb. and often times, they will be green in color, a great green in color. as they mature, they will start to turn this kind of orange or tan color right before they get ready to pupate and make their transition into a butt are fly. >> are they any threat to people. -- into a butterfly. >> are they any threat to people? not unless your fingers are made of
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Sep 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >>> in this morning's top stories, the united states is bracing for more protests around the muslim world today and libya has made arrested in the attack that killed ambassador christopher stevens. let's take a live look right now if we could there in that area. this is cairo, egypt where row tests continue against that low budget film that mocks islam that has been spreading all week. friday prayers just ended across the muslim world and more protests are expected from morocco to indonesia this morning. >>> president obama and republican presidential nominee mitt romney continue to focus on battleground states and numbers show every campaign stop will count. a new poll of voters in virginia, florida and ohio gives president obama the lead in all three states. in virginia, it is a five-point lead, 49% to rome necessity's 44% the and it is the same in florida. in ohio, president obama as a 7% edge over romney. mitt romney will be in hue high today. it is his second visit to the state this week. yesterday, romney was in virginia where he rallied voters in fairfax. his running mate, pa
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Sep 19, 2012 5:00am EDT
her under house arrest for two decades. suu kyi will be in the united states for more than two weeks. she began her historic trip here by meeting with secretary of state hillary clinton. >>> still ahead, the comment that a man made about his kids that landed him behind bars. >>> school officials in one rhode island community are ending their traditional father-daughter dances and their mother-son ball games. the family events have been a tradition in crafton, rhode island. the superintendent said the events can no longer be gender specific because it violates the state gender discrimination law. more than nine years ago, some schools in the district created events to include the whole family. you know this is going to set off some interesting debate and conversation. >> yes. since you and i didn't talk about it ahead of time. i'm not going to voice my opinion because we might have different opinions. >> that's right. >> 11 minutes after the 5:00 hour. we do need to hear about the forecast ahead. tom kierein, much better than we got last night. >>> we have dried out overnight in the w
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Sep 7, 2012 5:00am EDT
saying the pledge after leamingance. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> giffords was critically wounded last year during a shooting spree in tucson. she resigned from congress to focus on her recovery. her rec >>> some of another stories making headlines this morning. district heights police are investigating a shooting that involved an eight-year veteran on the force. this happened yesterday evening on county road. police say the officer opened fire to prevent the escape of a man arrested for allegedly stealing a motorcycle. suspect was shot in the back and taken to a local hospital for treatment. the officer is on administrative leave. >>> the first two cases of the west nile virus have been reported in the district. health officials say one person has died from the virus an another one is in the hospital. maryland has seen 21 cases so far this year including one confirmed death. in virginia, five cases have been reported but no one
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Sep 24, 2012 5:00am EDT
seneca highway. >>> and president obama will be along 100 heads of state at the united nations general assembly today. we'll have much more on those stories throughout the morning. right now i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" on this monday, september 24th, 2012. we'll take a live look outside. 57 degrees. it is different in terms of the weather. you can feel the chill out there. >> it's warmed up two degrees in the last hour. not going to do a whole lot of warming up today. >> >> announcer: itno, it's not. today we're way down here. by midweek, we'll see the temperatures warm up a bit. warming by midweek where we'll get back to september type conditions. feeling a lot more like october out there. 56 degrees with a mostly clear sky. i'm seeing jus a few clouds with that light northerly wind at 5 miles per hour. some of the other locations, ellicott city, maryland, 47 degrees. fredericksburg, virginia, down south, also 47 degrees. falls church, virginia, 51. and severna park, 49 degrees. make sure the kids have something warm on as they head out the door
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Sep 21, 2012 5:00am EDT
. french authorities denied two groups permits to protest. >>> the united states is working to repair relations with muslims by airing a film that condemns the anti-islam film. it shows president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton criticizing the video. their words have subtitles in pakistan's native urdu language. the state department says buying air time in pakistan and other countries is normal. they added these spots are meant to help show people that american leaders oppose this film. >>> 5:08 is your time. weeks, even months of waiting all come down to today. coming up, we'll check in with people waiting in line to be the first to get apple's new iphone. >>> it's almost like the bear knows the camera is there. a florida homeowner put a motion activated camera with nice vision on his tree in a backyard. he said the purpose there was to watch wildlife. here you go, buddy. not disappointed this morning. the homeowner believes the bear was trying to get a bird feeder that he must have deliberately put in the tree to see if the bear would try to get to it. >> you know you'r
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Sep 18, 2012 5:00am EDT
straight from japan. the restaurant claims to be the only one serving these up in the united states. the cows are pampered with hand massages and fed a special diet to get more fat marbling more than an average steak. how much fat marbling do you need? >> i've got $350 for you. just give me the steak. >> $350? if you're a steak connoisseur, could you tell the difference if i put a $30 steak in front of you and a $350 steak in front of you. >> i'm sure the connoisseurs could. more power to you if you can afford it. news 4 today continues at 5:00 a.m. >>> breaking news out of afghanistan where the anger over an anti-muslim film has claimed more lives this morning. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to "news 4 today." it is tuesday, september 18th. this morning a storm team 4 weather alert. storms moving into the area now, and that has power companies at the ready. dominion virginia power has crews on stand by from as far away as norfolk. here in the district, residents are preparing for the possibility of more flooding. news 4's megan mcgrath in the
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Sep 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
the county or anywhere in the united states or elsewhere. >> dorm is hit in the head when the flash of the gun goes off. he spent nearly four months in jail as a result of the incident. taylor was indicted last month for allegedly lying about what happened. >>> another big story this morning could affect anyone who has an apple device such as an iphone or ipad. a hacker group says it stole personal information about owners from and fbi laptop. what does this mean for you. melanie a.m. wick has the details. >> that's right. we are getting more developments as the days go on fining out exactly where this information came from, who is responsible for it. apple itself has not commented on it. the group that says it did the hacking calls itself antisec or antisecurity and they say their mission is to steal and leak classified government information. we want to show you where this information first came out. they are loosely affiliated with the group anonymous and so they tweeted this out a couple of days ago and it just got bigger after that saying they had basically stolen all of these
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
assault on the very ideals on which the united states was fou founded. the president will say we must do what we can to stop iran getting nuclear weapons. mitt romney is criticizing the president over comments he made about the protest in the middle east on "60 minutes." the republican presidential nominee says the president is down playing the violence when he described the protests as, quote, road bumps on the path to peace in the region. romney will campaign today and tomorrow in ohio. . democrats are turning their attention to a different battleground state this week, virginia. vice president joe biden will campaign in the commonwealth today. he'll be campaigning in chesterfield county, virginia. president obama will visit virginia beach on thursday. >>> billionaire developer and reality tv star donald trump gave surprising and unexpected advice to students at a conservative bible-based school in leesburg, virginia. he told students at liberty university to get even if someone wrongs them in business. that was met with silence since the school counciled students to follow the teaches
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Sep 7, 2012 6:00am EDT
. >> shooting for progress of the united states. >> president obama back out on the campaign trail today just hour after peeking at the democratic national convention. >> here at home, another deadly case of west nile virus. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> straight up 6:00 on this friday, september 7th. good morning, everyone. take live look over washington, de. temperatures in the 70s. a little bit of humidity still hanging around out there. we'll check in with gwen in just a little bit. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. we'll get to weather and traffic in just a moment. president obama addressed the democratic national convention. let's go live fox's nicole collins in charlotte with the latest for us. >> good morning. the president made the argument that he rescued the economy from disaster and that the recovery would be compromised for a republican ends up in the white house. president obama making his case to voters that america is on the road to economic recovery but he needs more time to make it happen. >> it will take more th
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Sep 12, 2012 5:00am EDT
protests follow word of an anti-muslim movie made in the united states and as fox's ainsley earhart reports, they burned the consulate. >> reporter: this is the scene at the american consulate in libya on tuesday. officials say many there are angered over a film reportedly produced in the u.s. attacking islam's prophet mohammed. >> don't like to say something about their prophet. he is not osama bin laden. he is not anybody else. he is our prophet. he is the best. >> reporter: muslims find it offensive to depict mohammed in any fashion. a state department officer has been killed. another person suffering an injury to the hand. the rioters burning much of the build and looting some of its contents. >> don't make our people angry because they will kill, they will fight. they will do such a situation. this is the situation because of the americans. they want to say something about our prophet. >> reporter: a similar scene is taking place within the muslim community in cairo, egypt. earlier in the day, protesters scaled the walls of the u.s. embassy and replaced an american flag with an
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Sep 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
the next president of the united states. states. >> we'll have more of last night's big speech and a look ahead at tonight's address from president obama including details on a last-minute change of venue. fox 5 news continues right now. >>> live look outside right now. it is thursday, september 6th, as we bring the week to a close. one more day, friday, and then it is the weekend. >> yeah. >> happy thursday. >> happy thursday. >> happy friday eve. >> i know all the kids are back in school. it certainly feels like summer. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. >> i never heard that term before, friday eve. >> i think julie wright. ed that phrase. >> she did? >> we look forward to the friday because then we know we can sleep. >> for some of us who work on the weekend. >> that's true. we're glad you're here with us. >> turn is on vacation and let's take a look now at satellite-radar composite and show you what is going on there. some of you are see ago few light showers that are popping up out to the west. that will be the story in the course of the morning hours. a few isolated show
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Sep 18, 2012 6:00am EDT
. that annual report takes a look at the obesity rate in the united states. a reduction of body mass by just 5% could help thousands of people avoid obesity related diseases. >>> you've probably heard studies that talk about the health risk of sitting at your desk all day. now one company is encouraging its employees to get up and move with recess at work. the health program includes hackie sack, four square, even tether ball for employees. maybe some hula hooping there. employees get daily recess complete with team building once a week. employees aren't the only ones noticing a difference in morale. >> it helps people's happiness and health and quality of life. we wanted to design a program that encouraged employees to get out and play. >> the program seems to be working. one employee has lost 60 pounds since the start. that's cool. we get a little competitive out here if we're playing. >> our little events that we have here. >>> 6:21 is our time this morning. we are under a weather alert for the day. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein here with the details. >> it's very importa
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Sep 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
much the same across the united states in dealing with issues. i think we're still have struggling with the economy and i think that is a challenge for us. as enrollment grows, we need more staff to deal with that but we may not have the revenue. i think that will be the biggest challenge for my successor to figure out how to balance that. >> we wish you well. we appreciate so much you happening with us this morning and happy retirement to you. >> that is 10 months away. >> you got a little ways to go. >> thank you so much. >> kind of exciting for him too. >> to close a chapter and then for fairfax county schools to end one and go to the next chapter. >> start a new one. you kind of saw our live shot out there, a little gray and a little overcast too as they start their first day back. >> might be a few peeks of sunshine. much of the day will be kind of cloudy. it feels like miami outside right now. >> without the beach. >> without the beach and the sea breeze. >> right. >> other than that, just like miami. 76 right now in washington. we are off to a very sticky start. 73 in leonar
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
pits the united states against europe. the europeans won two years ago. this year's event takes place at the me dinah country club. the ryder cup continues this week epd, and you can catch it right here on nbc 4 tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. >>> hockey fans, you may have to wait a little longer to see action on the ice. the nhl cancelled the rest of the preseason schedule because of the ongoing lockout. the owners locked out the players earlier this month after the two sides could not agree on a collective bargaining agreement. talks between the nhl owners and players will continue today. the capitals are scheduled to open their season on october 12th at home. >>> the big apple is adding to its reputation. >> the world's biggest ferris wheel is being built on staten island. the $230 million attraction will be called the new york wheel. it will overlook the statue of liberty, new york harbor, and the downtown manhattan skyline. the wheel would have 36 capsules, capable of carrying 40 people each. the structure would swing higher than the single port flier, the london eye, and the high
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Sep 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
duation at every two and four year institution in the united states. the government wants to make sure they get their money back. their track record is 0 cents on every dollar that goes into default if you find yourself falling behind on your loans, watch out because the government can seize your paycheck, your tax return. they really are going to get you. they are spending more and more money going after student borrowers who default to the tune of one and a half billion dollars last year. >> some borrowers probably don't realize they can go after all those things. that is what is on the line. >> exactly. >> all right. disturbing news. that is for sure. >> sorry. staggering numbers. >> see you tomorrow. >>> coming up next on fox 5 morning news, with the election less than two months out now, every moment on the campaign trail counts. in one swing state over the weekend, president obama got a whole lot of love from one voter. find out why this big bear hug was not the only surprise. >>> and redskins fans are feeling the love for robert griffin iii this morning. dave ross is here to wra
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Sep 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
of the united states. >> another milestone last night, jon stewart and the rest of "the daily show" took home an emmy for best variety series for a tenth straight year. >> what is this? >> jimmy fallon and stephen colbert. >> fell know nominees jimmy fallon and stephen colbert tackled him as he made his way down the aisle. >>> folks will get to see the material girl right here in d.c. again tonight. she sang songs from her new album and a few of the old classics last night at the verizon center. show will kick off at 9:00 p.m. metro will be open until 1:00 a.m. to accommodate those crowds. >> veronica johnson with the weather. >>> if we can get through today, wrl, we should be able to get through the rest of the week without the complaints, right? take a look at this. we all like getting something new, especially when it's free. this is our new camera from high a' atop the gaylord national center. you can see the woodrow wilson bridge in the distance. 45 degrees. damascus, maryland, our cool spot. up to the north. montgomery county, howard county too. 48 degrees in leesburg, virgin
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Sep 10, 2012 5:00am EDT
united states hands over control of bagram prison to the afghan government. u.s. officials normally gave control of thousands of taliban prisoners and terrorist suspects to the afghans this morning. but there is some disagreement between the u.s. and afghan authorities over their detentions. >>> days after congressman jesse jackson, jr. was released from the hospital, it is still unclear when he will return to work. jackson was released from minnesota's mayo clinic last week where he was being treated for bipolar disorder. the chicago democrat has been with his family in washington since his release and has declined interviews. his father told reporters saturday he didn't expect his sop to rush back to work any time soon. >>> prince harry could become the target of a taliban attack in afghanistan. that is according to multiple reports. the group is threatening to kill the british royal. today, a militia spokesperson said the taliban has a high value plan in place to attack the 27-year-old prince. meantime, prince harry is expected to start apache specific preparations today to familiariz
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Sep 13, 2012 5:00am EDT
libya and egypt urge underring them to continue work with the united states to ensure the safety of diplomatic personnel in their countries. a team of specially trained marines arrived in tripoli overnight. the fbi investigate ifs that rampage at the u.s. embassy in benghazi was an al-qaeda plot. >>> killed in the attack was u.s. particular chris stevens. a state department information officer, sean smith, also died. u.s. officials believe the fire bombing was i a targeted terrorist attack planned for september 11th and not part of a spontaneous protest like the others at the u.s. embassy in egypt where again in cairo there is rioting on the street all over an obscure anti-islam video produce bid a california film maker and posted on youtube. president obama has condemned the attacks and secretary of state hillary clinton said the libyan government was not involved. libya's ambassador spoke out strongly as well. >> this incident is tragic. ments a tragedy. we condemn it. we will do everything possible to protect the american people. the international community has been working in ou
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